Let’s face it, 2015 was the breakthrough year for top model Gigi Hadid. I’m pretty sure that you could grab any fashion magazine around the globe and find at least one picture of the American bombshell. With major campaigns for Mabelline, Tom Ford, Versace, Balmain and Guess, the newcomer booked jobs other models could only dream about.
But having said that, there’s one thing that we’ve been missing about the Instagram star. Since we all only know Gigi Hadid from the magazines or from her Instagram, we’ve actually never seen her talk. But thanks to daily talk show “Live with Kelly and Michael” that’s gonna chance, because they invited the model over to talk about her career and all the things that have changed in her live over the the year.
What’s your opinion on Gigi Hadid? Do you think she deserves to be called a supermodel? Did you enjoy to see her in an acutal interview rather than gracing some magazine covers? Speaking of covers, as I said she slayed 2015, but this girl is about to kick off the new year with a bang as she landed the British Vogue January cover for 2016!
Taylor Swift is living her dream, but her way up the career ladder wasn’t always easy. Recently I stumbled upon this insightful interview with Taylor where she teams up with Apple Music and talks about her career goals, her current life and her aspirations. There are several reasons why I think you might be interested in watching this video: I never knew how hands on she’s always been about basically shaping her career to what genre she’s focussing on and what would be the next logic step to take at the different stages in her career.
And you can say what you want about this girl, but in this interview it really becomes clear that she’s always wanted to have this career more than anyting and to me she deserves everything she’s worked for. Imagine that crazy life where you have to hide under a towel because you’re being chased by a helicopter with paparazzi’s who want to get a shot of you.
Another interesting topic is where Taylor adresses her relationship with Apple and gets candid about her open letter that she published earlier this year. Last but not least it’s fascinating how aware she is about her public appearance and thinks about how it’s inevitable that people get sick of celebrities at some point.
First of all, I know it’s Christmas and all that, but before you go on unwrapping your presents, watch a Christmas movie or go out to introduce your new Christmas sweater to your friends, you might take out a couple of minutes on why you should save the date for December 30th 2015 to be in Berlin. Why is that? Let me explain it to you and I hope to win you over with the following reasons. I personally can not be present since I got a gig at my brother’s club outside the country, but the more I’m thinking about it the more I feel sorry for myself not being able to attend the event. Anyway, if you don’t have plans for the 30th yet, here we go!
1. Party like you mean it
My friend Magdalena who organizes UY’s 2nd birthday bash knows how to throw a good party. We’ve been to events together, so she definitely knows what she’s doing since she’s experienced lots of fashion parties from both sides as a guest as well as a host.
2. Space for good conversation
Well let me put it this way, I’m sure y’all know that sometimes it can be hard to have a good conversation with the fashion crowd since it’s packed full of shallow people. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting everyone under the same umbrella, I’m just being real. And of course that can be disappointing sometimes, but take a look at an excerpt of this partie’s press release: “The theme of the night is transition: transition of appearance, transition of perception, and transition of self. Throughout the night the audience will be invited to experience and interact with the performance, creating a fragile environment of reception and presentation, the push and pull of energies. We will be collaborating with Choreographer Kiani Del Valle who will be creating transitional choreographic performances all throw the night. The event is open to everyone who shares the spirit of UY and wants to celebrate the journey—past, present, future.” Doesn’t this sound fucking awesome? Honestly to me that sounds like a gathering of reflected and fashion interested people and if you ask me, those are my kinda people, don’t you agree?
3. Connect, interact and exchange
Since the event description sounds pretty awesome, the next question is, what are you gonna do there? Well, there’s gonna be a perfomance starting at 10pm and from 11pm on you can hit the dancefloor like there’s no tomorrow. Also I would have loved to be all reminiscent about 2015 with my friends and sum it up. So much has happened this year, right?
4. The facebook check
Hands down, if you go out to a party and especially the last party before New Year’s Eve, you want to be among your peers. So what I recommend you to do is to check out the facebook event in advance and simply check who’s going. To do so follow this link here. So what I would do is check the attending list and see if any of my facebook friends are going. But also make sure to check out the people who marked “interested” and the group of people who are just “invited” and see if you know anybody among that list so that you can drop them a message and in the best case they jump on board with you. And just in the event that you don’t know anybody attending or interested or whatever just facebook stalk the people attending and feel out their vibe. Man, it’s not 2015 forever and at this point you’ve got nothing lose rather than to gain. But don’t blame me though if the party sucks, alright? Just kidding!
5. Who’s even UY?
Damn, they make great suff, don’t they? Check out their website here! I personally am obsessed with young and upcoming designer suff. There’s just something fresh and unique about young brands that you obviously don’t find in established ones. If you don’t like black clothes then maybe this won’t be your kind of party but come on who doesn’t wear black from time to time?
So this is it, these are my 5 reasons on why you don’t want to miss UY’s 2nd birthday bash on December 30th! If you really happen to attend you are more than welcome hit the comments section and rub it under my nose about what I have missed.
Let’s face it – by now you’re probably tired of the many popular Christmas songs like “Last Christmas” or “All I Want For Christmas”. So what can you do about it if you can’t hear those tunes anymore, but still want to enjoy the holiday spirit with your beloved ones?
Well here’s a list of Christmas songs, that you’ve probably never heard before in your life. Click through the list, that is in no particular order and then you can decide if you want to mix this year’s Christmas up with some new tunes or rather just stick with the classics. Anyway, happy holidays!
There’s no doubt about that Adele is one of the most talked about artists at the moment. Her song “Hello” skyrocketed around the world setting the bar really high for other artists to follow up. By now I’ve heard the record breaking smash hit so many times to a point where I don’t listen to it intentionally anymore, but having said that it still makes me happy if I’m at random places and the song is being played there.
However I’d have to say, I never really took out the time to figure out what kind of person is behind that British pop phenomenon that speaks to multiple generations. And after I watched the following interview I really have to say that it’s so refreshing to see that she doesn’t take herself too seriously as many of her pals in this industrie do.
Adele is known for living a quite private life, not giving too much away about herself in order to maintain her privacy, which is a good thing in my opinion. The list of names who didn’t know how to cope with fame is endless, some of them met the wrong people, were involved with drug abuse, or their career took a downward spiral for some other reason.
Fame won’t last forever
That’s what Adele says in this very interesting interview and I think she’s absolutely right. Her carrer might reach a point where people are just sick of her, stop buying her music for whatever reason and the challenge for her is going to be to be able to deal with this situation and be okay with it. But I’m convinced that having these thoughts in your mind while being at the peak of your career makes you a lot more appreciative of what you have right now.
Anyway let “Slaydele” charm you with her British humour! Roll it!
Here’s another in depth gem that sums up Adele’s story quite perfect. And you know how much I love in depth portraits, right? Enjoy!
I love the feeling when I stumble upon things that don’t make sense at all when you first see them, but when you have a closer look it all comes together. To be honest with you, Billboard’s choice for woman of the year 2015 was exactly that kinda moment and the fact they chose Lady Gaga really surprised me. I was like “Lady Gaga? Really?” Out of all the females that dominated pop music this year they chose Lady Gaga to be this year’s winner. I mean there could have been plenty of other female performers who ruled this year, for example Taylor Swift with her 1989 album or Katy Perry who was recently announced to be the highest paid female artist in 2015 by Forbes Magazine.
But Lady Gaga seemed to be the most random choice to me and I didn’t understand it until I saw her performance followed up by a moving speech about the music industry. Take a look and then we’ll continue talking!
Wow, what a performance and what a speech! And what a woman! I’m gonna be honest with you, I did have my problems with Lady Gaga since I really questioned her authenticity in the things she was talking about, the way she carried herself – which was kinda desperate for attention at some point, but I’ve changed my mind after I saw what she just did on stage!
This girl really had a tough time and it’s true, almost the whole pop music industry turned their back on her after her highly anticipated album Art Pop wasn’t as successful as expected, people were writing her off, me included. And if you asked me Lady Gaga truely redeemed herself with this performance and proved to everyone who was in doubt about her potential as a performer and singer wrong. And that brings me to my next point that really struck me: her perseverance! Man, think about it! This girl truely was written off by almost everybody, Miley came along and took over Gaga’s crazy outfit signature style in a heartbeat. Nowadays we’re only talking about Adele and how she’s breaking all the records to be broken and nobody seemed to care about Gaga anymore.
But I truely respect the fact that Billboard brings back the light to Gaga who’s a true fighter, has perseverance like nobody else and that to me deserves to be honored and to be talked about. I can not imagine how tough it must be to be celebrated at one point and being dropped by almost everybody in the next minute.
For the first time in a very long time I thought of her performance as well as her speech both being very authentic and genuine. I’m convinced that people were missing that about her and I’m happy for her that she seems to be in a place were things are starting to fall into place again, or shall I say I’m sure she worked her behind off to be taken seriously again.
What’s your take on that? Have you always been a Gaga fan? Are you impressed with her performance? And do you agree with Billboard’s choice to honor Lady Gaga for woman of the year? Sound off in the comments section and share your point of view on that matter with me.
… that was the question that instantly popped up in my head when I stumbled acorss this youtube video! Not only did the “Sound of 2015″ winners took on Drakes smash hit, but they also meshed it with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and a new song was born: The Horse Bling!
Listen to the song and tell me what you think about it!
You know how it is with Miley Cyrus. You just never know what you’re gonna get, because this young lady is full of surprises. Once you think you know what she’s all about, she immediately pulls a rabbit out of her hat and delivers you the most unexpected thing ever. And I’m talking about things like dropping her new album “Miley Cyrus & her dead Petz” to download for free.
But you know, if you ask me that totally fits her brand, because she’s all about being unexpected. And just because the album is for free, doesn’t mean she didn’t put a lot of effort into it. I catch myself listening to the whole album like several times a week since it came out and I don’t ever get sick of the music. Not only does Miley show off her vocal talent, listening to her songs literally takes me to another place. Anyway, I can only recommend to give her album a try, because it’s really worth it.
So yesterday was the day she decided to release her kaleidoscope-esque music video to her single “Lighter” on her facebook page. It’s a little weird, but that’s just who she is as a person I guess and after a minute or so it kinda get’s hard to look at the screen since it’s so colorful, that it’s almost too much to handle. Anyway, take a look and judge for yourselves. But having said that, I have to mention that the song is really good and kinda reminds me of a peaceful pop ballad from the eighties, back then where everything seemed to be alright.
So what do you all think of the song and the video to “Lighter”? Sound off in the comments section and let me know what you think!
No, I’m not talking about you Lionel Richie, I’m was trying to make a reference to Adele’s “Hello” and one of my favourite November tunes! (Poor Lionel Ritchie! He probably hears all these bad jokes everyday at the moment). Since it’s getting ranier and colder outside, Adele serves you the best music to reflect over an exhausting day in school or from work and to enjoy your evening with a cup of hot lemonade. Well at least that’s what I’m doing. Anyway, I gotta say that I wasn’t too conviced about the song when I heard it first. But once I picked up the chorus, it wouldn’t get out of my head. And I mean it in the best way!
And since because it was just a matter of time that youtube’s singing birds would get creative and upload their very own rendition, I stumbled upon some very impressive covers. By all means, I’m not saying that any of them are better than the original, but just in case you’re in the mood for a slightly different version of the song, you can click through theses videos!
Apparently the internet went crazy over this korean girl who covered the song a couple of days ago and the video instantly went viral. It’s not my favourite cover of all time but it the internet’s favourite one. Kudos to you girl!
Leroy Sanchez is already a big youtube star and with his cover he once more proved why! In my my opinion he’s slaying the chorus and his range is really impressive. Take a look
This guy sings from the top of his lungs! He is killing the song from the first second on and you instatly know that it’s gonna be a good cover! Check it out!
If Adele and Beyoncé had a love child, it’ll porbably look and sound like Jade Nova. With her unique rendition she manages to make the song her own and even surprises us with a little medly towards the end. Also her runs are just beyond!
Ebony Day gifts us with a super cute cover. Seeing her in this parking block I just want to hand this girl a blanket and give a cup of hot tea. It’s very believable and honest, that’s what I like about it!
Now this might be my favourite cover, just because his voice must be from somewhere else. The R’n’B legend Joe is obviously nailing every tone. But the best part of it is that with the way he pronounces the lyrics, he takes you on a journey. Like Adele, he’s telling a story and at the end of the day this is what it’s all about!
So now it’s you turn, let me know in the comments about your favourite cover! Sound off and share your opinion with me. Until then, talk to you soon!
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